A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake

A Line In The Water runs guided trips out of Saratoga Springs and offers to show you what fishing in Saratoga Lake is all about. John Ernst, your guide for the day will do his best to make sure you have a fun day on the water.

Come aboard his 23’ Skeeter SX2250 bay boat that’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine, and is equipped with GPS and fishfinder equipment. It can accommodate up to 5 anglers and has an ice box for any drinks you want to bring.

John specializes in light tackle fishing, all to get you on that bite. He offers half day and full day trips, mainly fishing for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, as well as Walleye, depending on the season and conditions on the day.

All rods, reels and terminal tackle are included in the price, just make sure to get a valid freshwater fishing license before the trip. Keep in mind that all trips are catch and release only.

Book your trip now and explore the lake with A Line In The Water.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 25
    US $400
    On this 4-hour trip you will have the opportunity to target species like Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 25 (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $400
    On this 4-hour trip you will have the opportunity to target species like Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 25
    US $500
    On this 8-hour trip you will have the opportunity to target species like Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Michelle K.
New Milford, CT
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Fishing with the Sunrise

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 23, 2023
We had a wonderful time with Captain John today. Great fun and a beautiful morning on Saratoga Lake surrounded by laughter...
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Matthew B.
Bayville, NY
Excellent
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 2, 2023
Great time
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Donavon P.
Mechanicville, New York
Excellent
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PM trip with John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 23, 2022
Simply put, John was great. Some background on the trip: we were originally scheduled in June but there were thunderstorm...
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Charles A.
Brielle, NJ
Excellent
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Full day with Captain John

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 6, 2022
Everyone enjoyed using only fishing lures, no live bait. It made us all better fisherman. We will use this knowledge for all...
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Sheri M.
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 10, 2023
Thank you, John! We all had a great time! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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FAQs about A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake

A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box Water and vitamin water on board

Trips booked with A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures (No extra for lost lures.)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (This is on Saratoga Lake)

A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

John Ernst
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
19 Customer reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since June 2021
My name is John Ernst and I am a NYS Licensed Guide. I have a wonderful wife and 2 great kids that enjoy fishing as much as I do. I have been fishing semi Professional for 15+ years and have many Top 10 finishes. My goal is to give you absolutely the best and safest fishing experience that I can provide.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Pike (Northern) Northern Pike
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Skeeter SX2250 (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
This is on Saratoga Lake

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Water and vitamin water on board

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
No extra for lost lures.
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory
Exceptions can be made.

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.